#5. Blending identities
Ever wondered why do couples start resembling each other after some years of being together? It’s the brain at work again. When people love each other, they start identifying themselves with their lovers on a neurological level. This is because your brain has the capacity to model itself after others, the people you love and are close to.
#6. Sensory deprivation
When deprived of its sensory input, your brain will make up stuff that doesn’t even exist there. Researchers put some subjects in a room devoid of light and which could dampen sounds. After spending 15 minutes in that room quietly, the subjects reported to listening weird noises, seeing shapes and faces, sensing evil presence or smelling weird smells. Turns out, your brain gets confused when it doesn’t have a sensory input to it creates something to fill in that gap.
#7. Moral Dumbfounding
You may think that you are an individual with the liberty of thought and you don’t let society impose its ideas on you. Well technically, you might have already fallen in the trap. Take some ‘issues’ such as cannibalism or incest which are considered taboo in the society. Chances are, you are also appalled by these thoughts. This is society way of imposing its thinking on you. Most people are stuck dumb when asked to explain their opinions on these topics by researchers in an experiment.